REFLECTIONS

Channeling Lady Liberty The Week After Fourth of July

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

Fourth of July, 2017 came and went but Lady Liberty’s vigil continues reminding us of the brave work required in every generation to truly live as a Read More

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave: Taking Down All “Monuments” to Our Enslaving Past (Not Just Around Race, Gender too)

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave”… some how this Fourth of July these words from our national anthem rang within me with a clearer ring… Read More

“Women Are The Devil’s Gateway”: Connecting the Historic & Global Dots Between Archaic-sounding “Handmaid’s Tale” Gender Practices Rising Up Around the World and More “Ma...

Emily Nielsen Jones | July 10, 2017
July 10, 2017|

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June Transitions – Thank You, Deb, for Your 8 Years of Service to IDF

June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017|

Dear Friends & Partners, June is a season of endings and beginnings with kids ending a school year, graduation celebrations, etc. Change is always happening beneath the Read More

Created Imago Dei: Trumping Misogyny In All Its Forms

Dr. Beth Gerhardt | June 7, 2017
June 7, 2017|

We are pleased this month to hear from Dr. Beth Gerhardt, MSW, Th.D. Professor of Theology and Social Ethics Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY and author of The Read More

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NEWS FROM THE FIELD

Avoiding the Black Hole: What Happens When Funders Focus Less on Themselves and More on Grantees

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

A guest post by Tori Dietel Hopps* and Andy Bryant** Tory: After 25 years of fundraising and playing leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, I was given an opportunity to work on the funding side of the sector in 2007. “Wow, what a dream come true!” many of my colleagues said. But I found myself having nightmares about becoming the kind of funder I had tried to avoid for years, and that concern has influenced how the team at Dietel Partners approaches our work. Funders have been categorized in many different ways over the years. When I discovered Read More

A Blueprint for Women’s Funds: On Using Finance as a Tool for Social Change Released by Criterion Institute in Partnership with the Ms Foundation and Global Fund for Women and the Wallace Globa...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017|

We are excited to share A Blueprint for Women’s Funds with you, which we have spent the better part of a year producing with co-authors and partners at the Ms Foundation and Global Fund for Women and with support from the Wallace Global Fund.  We designed this resource as a tool for a variety of audiences to use finance as tools to create the social change they seek. Like its name, the Blueprint sets out a plan to help the reader design the future and imagine what is possible. Read More

Boston Girls’ Empowerment Network Now Enrolling for Girls Summer Leadership Initiative

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017|

Owning My Voice, Speaking My Truth: An Introduction Workshop Series on Girls’ Empowerment & Advocacy through the lens of Media Literacy - This six-session workshop is based on an interactive and experiential approach to learning about advocacy. In t his series, young women will learn tools that can help them advocate for themselves and their community in a healthy, encouraging & beneficial way Read More

New Study by Harvard Business Review Helps Explain Why Female Entrepreneurs Only Receive 2% of Venture Capital Funding

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017|

We know female entrepreneurs get far less funding that their male counterparts—indeed, women received just 2% of all venture capital funding last year. And the funding gap has only widened, even the ranks of female founders and VCs continues to rise. Now, a group of researchers have brought us a step closer to understanding why that is. According to a new study published by Harvard Business Review, at least part of the problem is how investors talk to entrepreneurs—or, to be more specific, the fact that talk to male and female entrepreneurs differently. Read More

ABC News Report Highlights Innovative Work of the CEASE Network, Demand Abolition, & the End Exploitation Collaborative to End Sex Buying in Seattle

July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017|

The ABC News investigative program Nightline has broadcast an in-depth look at the groundbreaking work of Seattle-area law enforcement in confronting the demand for prostitution. The program, hosted by journalist Juju Chang, highlights the work of King County Prosecutor Valiant Richey, who is also coordinator of the local branch of the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation). CEASE was launched three years ago by Demand Abolition, and operates in a dozen cities nationwide. Read More

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